Find intimate professional productions all over town with cheaper tix and a greater audience age range than Broadway shows.

Also see short-running family shows and kid-friendly concerts (some of them free).

⭐️ Save with our thorough guide to ticket discounts.



340 W 50th St

⏱ 1 hour
🎟 $59-$79, discounts available
* All ages

Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. Great first show for all ages with only 60 minute running time and casual atmosphere.

$20 lap seats for age 2 years & under available at the box office.

Bessie’s Big Shot

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

1 hour, Thu-Sun 11 am & 1 pm
🎟 $12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years
* All ages

See a fun and high-flying, family-friendly adventure at the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Marionettes and music tell the story of Bessie the cow, who dreams of joining the circus.


339 W 47th Street

⏱1 hour
🎟 $49.50-$59.40, discounts available
* Ages 2-10

Vital Theatre Company’s cheery musical based on the beloved popular children’s book features a spunky pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors.


209 W 42nd Street

🎟 $23-$49
* Ages 2+

See excellent local and international productions in a historic Times Square theater. This season include an intimate bilingual musical and an athletic circus.

Come early and stay late for free lobby activities and kid-friendly amenities including free lockers, booster seats, stroller parking and a kid-friendly cafe.

🎟 Buy tickets to three or more New Victory productions over the season and save 40% plus get free, unlimited ticket exchanges.


434 Lafayette Street

⏱ 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission
🎟 $54.50-$102, see current discounts
* Ages 3+, strange & safe for all able to sit still

Three bizarre bald blue men make music with innovative instruments and interact with each other and the audience without words in a fusion of comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party. Hard to explain and thoroughly entertaining for all ages.

Little Shop of Horrors

407 West 43rd Street

⏱ 2 hours
🎟 $69-$139, lottery available
* Ages 6+, violence is campy & comic

The world's most ravenous plant sings retro rock in an award-winning Off-Broadway revival of the 1982 horror-sci-fi-musical comedy by Disney legends Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  A hapless resident of 1950s Skid Row discovers a fascinating, blood-thirty plant and figures out how to feed him. Featuring an all star cast of Broadway faves.


340 W 50th St

⏱ 2 hours
🎟 $79-99, lottery available
Ages 7+, rambunctious slapstick comedy

In this hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, the opening night of a murder mystery play-within-a-play quickly goes from bad to utterly disastrous. A silly play (not a musical) with slapstick, physical comedy.


⭐️ Make sure kids of any age are ready to sit quietly through the entire running time; let them know they can only ask questions/make comments quickly during applause. Be ready to leave if your kid is being disruptive. Perhaps bring a quiet snack to see them through (fruit snacks work well).

⭐️ Aisle seats on the side orchestra are great for quick escapes, cheaper then center orchestras and provide a clear view to the stage for shorties.

⭐️ Booster seats usually available first come-first served; ask an usher when you arrive.

💰 Save with our thorough guide to ticket discounts. Buy at the box office if you can to save on hefty online service fees (plus get personal advice on seats). Prices vary by date & time - weeknight tickets are usually cheapest.

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B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z

From AUDITIONS to ZIEGFELD, grab a ticket to this smash-hit, rhythmic alphabet book featuring favorite Broadway performers, creators, songs, and shows. Spot beloved stars and creators from today and yesterday, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Ethel Merman, and Billy Porter, depicted in snappy text and vibrant illustration.

A portion of sale proceeds is donated to The Actors Fund.

Lulu the Broadway Mouse

Ratatouille meets Broadway in a charming middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams of starring on the Broadway stage (where she lives). A human girl in the cast of a show becomes Jayne's guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew as they try to make their starstruck dreams come true.

Better Nate Than Ever

In this hilarious and heartwarming behind-the-scenes chapter book for older kids (now a film on Disney+), a small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.


Learn about the development of the first New York theaters and the birth and evolution of the American musical in a lively and engaging chapter book (part of the popular Who is/Where is series). Get the inside story on favorite stars and shows (including Hamilton) and discover new favorites.